The FCC is considering allowing airline passengers to make calls while airborne, but the change isn't set for takeoff anytime soon
Jack O'Dowd's insight:
I dont know about this. If everything that piolots do say about cell phones on planes is true, why take the chance? I have to admit that I have tried to use my cellphone before. And I always use it during take of and landin:(. But for everyone to be useing a cellphone would just not be worth the chance! I would love to always text and call on the plane, but I just dont know how the airlines can find a way to not interfere with signals. I am interested to see where this debate leads in the near future!
This is very sad that one of our world leaders has passed away. But like him, you always have to look at the positives. After he was in jail, it is remarkable that he became a peacful preisedent. He changed the world and tried to promote peace even when it is hard. Also, he was the first black preisedent in the world! He was a truly great role moddel!
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Jack O'Dowd's insight:
Haha! I love the McDonalds #pinkslime one it cracks me up! But anyways, this is actually important because for these comnpanys they need ways to advertise to the 21st century. And yes, hashtags are a creative way to do it... it is very risky to advertise like that.You have to appeal to people and make them want to by your product, but how? I am not sure the ansewer to this but it will be interesting what companies come up with for the Holidays.
“July 29, 2013, a sperm whale was stranded on Tershelling, a northern island in the Netherlands. A rescue attempt was attempted, but unfortunately the whale died. A young adult at 13.5 meters was taken for a necropsy at the port of Harlington.”
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Many folks who purchase the Nikon D800 treat it like their baby and aren’t aware of just how much abuse the camera was designed to take. In fact, you’d be pleasantly surprised. Photographer Alexandre Buisse was shooting a campaign in some frigid weather when he looked down at his Nikon D800 and noticed just how cold it was looking. Amazingly, the camera continued to function.
Cubicle Etiquette: 12 Ways Technology Can Hurt Your Career Forbes Technology has made everything we do each day easier. We can navigate our way to a meeting, host a video chat with a client in Dubai, and check work e-mails from the golf course.
I have heard much about this debate lately, and it is a very good debate! Many people are making minimum wage right now in America, but it is just not enough to help them get by! I understand for some smaller companies they may not have the money to pay their employess more, but these big money companies need to stepp up! They make so much money but choose to give the people that help make the money hardly any of it! What if they have a family and need to feed their kids... just think of a scenario and now you know why they need the money! All in all, it does not need to be a lot of money but it needs to be more than thiss!
In 1997, Andy Green broke the world land speed record when he drove the Thrust SSC 763mph. Can he break 1,000mph?
Many of the pilots assembled at the Dubai Airshow can boast breaking the sound barrier, but only one man in the world can say he's done it both in the sky and on the ground. That privilege belongs to former fighter jet pilot Royal Air Force (RAF) Wing Commander Andy Green.
As the driver of Thrust SSC -- the fastest car on the planet -- he broke the sound barrier in 1997 with a world land speed record of 763mph.
Despite the roar of the display jets passing overhead, he remains focused on more terrestrial matters: the quest to drive a car over 1,000 mph with The Bloodhound Project. "As with everything I do in life, being able to do difficult things and do them well is hugely satisfying," he says from the roof of the Eurofighter chalet at the event.
With a name that could be a code word for a covert Second World War operation (it's actually named after a missile), The Bloodhound Project has plenty of challenges up ahead. "Basically we're trying to do what no one has done before," he says. "I've got five supersonic runs, which is five more than anybody else. That gives me a unique perspective on the challenges facing the new car and how we're going to take it a lot further."
The design of the car took years to perfect and while it still generally resembles a rocket on wheels, there are plenty of things that make it much more than just a fighter jet without the wings; one of the biggest challenges is dealing with the shockwaves caused by the wheels traveling at such high speeds.
Something that the car does have directly in common with a fighter jet is the engine. It uses an EJ200 engine normally found on aEurofighter Typhoon jet. It was one of the test-and-development engines donated by Eurofighter.
It's as close as Green gets to a jet engine these days; the 51-year-old flew missions over Bosnia and Iraq and was in charge of running the RAF's air campaign missions over Libya in 2011. During that campaign he says that the success rate of the engine was 97%, which means he has no concerns about sitting in front of one and hurtling across the ground at previously unimaginable speeds.
In modern time you would expect an invention like this, but how can you find a guy with the guts to go so fast in an unstable car? What I am amazed by is how the whells and engines are able to keep up with such a fast motor. You often hear of fighter jets breking the sound barrier but i never knew a land car could! But you just never know, some day these could be our cars! I would not like that, but it would be a very efficient way to get around town!
“Victoria Advocate Incident at Edna game raises questions about line between coaching, bullying Victoria Advocate Catherine McBrayer, a Portland mother of a former volleyball player, said there is an epidemic of mental abuse in sports.”
Jack O'Dowd's insight:
This is a big issue today, another only just in school, I can't believe adults who are coaches and role models. This has to be stoped. I have had coaches in the past who have yelled at me but never to the point that they would physically hit me. I think that once it becomes physical it is beyond bad. These coached need to be taught a lesson for what they did. If I was one of these kids I would not know what to think of my coach... It needs to stop.
“I-Team: How reliable are baseline concussion tests? ABC7Chicago.com "All the rest of the kids were really excited and he just didn't seem like himself," said Dana Lowe, Branden's mother. Small signs right ...”
Jack O'Dowd's insight:
I have had person experiences with concussion tests and having an actual concussion, and these tests I am worried about also, you can never relay on a computer for many things, and this is one major part of concussion problems. My whole life I have been worried about getting a concussion because I play contact sports but it is very hard to prevent it... And it may be a while until we find a cure to them. But how can you find a cure if you don't know you have one? And that is why you can never really trust technology for your brain and health!
A little while ago, one of Holland's largest banks presented me with a challenge. They wanted their new retail offices to convey an image of clarity and openness, using a large open space with multiple desks for serving clients.
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